Employment Law for Line Managers


  • Legislative Principles – Good Faith, Mutual Trust and Confidence, Concept of a Relationship, Freedom of Association, right to act collectively, right to work.
  • Definitions – Good Faith, Employer, Union, Workplace, Consultation, ER Problem, Strikes/Lockouts, Mediation, Statutory Vs Implied.
  • Form and Content of Collective and Individual Agreements
  • Objects of the Acts: ERA, Holidays, Privacy, HASE, Equal Pay
  • Institutions & Roles – Mediation Service, Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court
  • Employee Status – Casual, part-time, full-time, fixed term.
  • Employee Vs Independent Contractor – how to tell the difference
  • Key Concepts in collective bargaining – Bargaining Arrangement, Coverage, Variation, Ratification
  • Bargaining Process
  • Good Faith in Collective Bargaining
  • Employment Time-line – from job creation to voluntary retirement, typical pot-holes
  • Disciplinary, Warnings Process & Instant Dismissal
  • The 6 types of Personal Grievance
  • Substance & Procedure
  • The PG Process
  • Remedies


Length: A one-day intensive workshop.

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